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Canadians stand out in pool at Santa Clara Grand Prix

06/04/2012 01:24 EDT | Updated 08/03/2012 05:12 EDT

Scott Dickens won the 100-metre breaststroke and fellow Canadian Julia Wilkinson placed second in the women's 100 backstroke at the Santa Clara Grand Prix on Sunday night.

Dickens won the 100 breast in one minute 00.69 seconds. Glenn Snyders of New Zealand was second at 1:01.44 and Olympic champion Kosuke Kitajima of Japan was third in 1:01.56 on the final night of the season's last Grand Prix meet.

In the women's 100 backstroke, Emily Seebohm of Australia won in 1:00.00. Wilkinson was second at 1:00.45, while Olympic champion Natalie Coughlin took third at 1:00.83.

Caitlin Leverenz held off Olympic champion Stephanie Rice of Australia to win the 200-metre individual medley.

Leverenz touched in 2:10.81, while Rice took second at 2:11.18. Leverenz moved ahead of Rice on the breaststroke leg and held steady over the final 50m of freestyle. Madeline Dirado was third at 2:13.70. In the 400 IM on Saturday, Rice won and Leverenz was second.

Ken Takakuwa of Japan won the 200 IM in 2:00.55 ahead of countryman Yuya Horihata, who touched in 2:01.44.

Ashley Delaney led a 1-2 finish in the 100 backstroke. He won in 54.89 seconds and teammate Hayden Stoeckel was second at 55.51. Randall Bal was third at 56.03.

Takeshi Matsuda of Japan won the 200 butterfly in 1:54.57. Australian Nick D'Arcy was second at 1:56.43 and Bobby Bollier was third at 1:56.77.

Natsumi Hoshi of Japan won the women's 200 fly in 2:07.32.

In other events:

- Aussie Leisel Jones won the 100 breast in 1:07.37

- Alejandro Gomez won the 1,500 freestyle in 15:30.06

- Lauren Boyle of New Zealand won the 800 free in 8:29.44 to go with the 1,500 free title she won on Thursday.

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